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Ataman: “We gave up on the game in the second half...”

Defeated by Spain’s Barcelona Lassa team 65-80 in the 15th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague away game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman shared his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“We played two different games. In the first half, we played perfect. We started the game perfect, with perfect offense and aggressiveness on defense.  In the first half, we got a 17-point advantage. But at the beginning of the second half, we started to miss all shots, layups, three-point shots... Then we gave our rival the chance to come back to the game. So our first half was perfect and the second was a disaster for us. We scored only 15 points in the second half and this is unacceptable. We gave up on the game. Until now, we showed good character, but tonight, especially in the last quarter, I am very upset with the character that we showed.”

  • Barcelona Lassa
  • Ergin Ataman